By Marc Asselineau

This publication is dedicated to functional construction and room acoustics, illustrated by means of a number of examples. It introduces the fundamentals for the various experts in a layout crew and for the customer and publications them within the drawing up of good acoustic necessities. The publication is additionally written for non-specialists and offers an overview of strength difficulties indicates what to think about prior to and empower its readers to



This ebook is dedicated to functional development and room acoustics, illustrated via a number of examples. It introduces the fundamentals for the various experts in a layout crew and for the customer and courses them within the drawing up of brilliant acoustic standards. The e-book can be written for non-specialists and provides an summary of power difficulties exhibits what to think about prior to and empower its readers to specific their must a expert advisor and to prevent the worst pitfalls.

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Lesson Learned: Always check with the acoustician before substituting a material for another. , it sounds lively, or alternatively, it sounds dead). Of course, it is tempting to quantify this impression. The corresponding quantity is known as reverberation time. In the olden days, it was measured by emitting a loud noise while pressing the chronometer and stopping it when it was no longer audible. A professor at the school of architecture eventually discovered that the lecture theatre he was using was more or less dead according to the number of cushions that would be brought in by his students.

This implies partitions (open space is ruled out). • Security is a situation where speech is not understood under any circumstance. 2 Factors Various factors can influence the intelligibility of spoken messages. Here are a few of them: Acoustics 21 • Signal-to-noise ratio: The louder the background noise, the smaller the speech signal will emerge above it and the more difficult it will be for the listener. • Reverberation time: The longer the reverberation time, the more difficult it will be for the listener to catch the consonants and understand the spoken words.

This resulted in not sufficiently airtight seals, with a resultant sound insulation value between the doctor’s office and waiting room slightly above 40 dB: This meant some of the discussions held in the office could be heard, and even occasionally understood, in the waiting room. , two set of doors with a small lobby in between), as a higher-performance single door would have been too heavy to operate by some patients. And due to the space required to be able to turn a wheelchair or a stretcher, a sizable part of the area had to be redesigned and refitted.

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